ASUS O!Play Gallery with remote controller
ASUS continues to invest in research, development and manufacturing of the finest consumer technology products in the world. Reliability, quality, performance and environmental responsibility remain front and center, with a forward-thinking philosophy that guarantees sustainable growth and ever-improved tools that make lives better, more rewarding — and more fun. All of these values have once more been recognized by the Computex Best Choice committee, which has selected several ASUS products for 2011 honors, including the especially-prestigious Best Choice of the Year Award.
Eee Pad Transformer: Best Choice of the Year and Best Choice Design Awards
This new tablet device from ASUS has been chosen by the Computex panel for the innovation, stylish design and flexibility it offers to meet users' needs right out of the box. The Eee Pad Transformer was highlighted for its light yet powerful design, which provides a unique platform for productivity, media and entertainment. It features the Android 3.0 operating system, up to 16 hours of battery life with the optional Eee Station keyboard dock and the proprietary ASUS Waveshare interface. The tablet is powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor, has a 10.1-inch scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla glass IPS screen with a 178-degree viewing angle, and weighs just 680g. The Eee Station dock adds a full QWERTY keyboard, touch pad, extra USB ports and card reader for a better input experience and enhanced expandability. The Eee Pad Transformer embodies everything that makes personal, well-connected cloud computing great.
O!Play Gallery Media Player: Best Choice Display and Digital Entertainment Award
Enabling a wide range of high definition multimedia content on a single easy-to-use device, the O!Play Gallery was chosen for its streamlined design and features. It offers superfast USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gb/s connectivity, together with support for standard 3.5-inch hard drives, iPod/iPhone compatibility and access to a wealth of online services, including Netflix (in select markets), YouTube, Picasa, Flickr, and thousands of TV and radio channels. O!Play Gallery ships with exclusive O!Direct functionality, making possible one-click wireless streaming of media from PC to TV. Audio content is augmented by Gracenote meta-data, while integration with a home entertainment setup is effortless thanks to 1080p video and Dolby TrueHD 7.1 sound. O!Play Gallery makes multimedia playback from diverse sources faster, better, and more accessible.
VW247H-HF LED and Bamboo Collection U43SD: Best Choice Green ICT Awards
The Computex Best Choice panel recognized the investment by ASUS in developing ecologically sound consumer technology that offers excellent performance while never compromising environmental values. The 24-inch VW247H-HF monitor was awarded the Best Choice Green ICT accolade as the world’s first halogen-free PC display — a feature previously highlighted by Greenpeace in its 2010 Electronics Survey. The monitor uses a mercury-free LED panel and consumes 65% less power than standards dictated by Energy Star 5.0 requirements. ASUS has also taken measures to eliminate a long list of hazardous materials in the VW247H-HF’s production, going well beyond the demands of accepted industry standards. The result is a long-lasting monitor with a high degree of recyclability in a stylish design with 10,000,000:1 contrast ratio and crisp, Full HD 1080p image quality.
The Computex 2011 Best Choice committee also selected the ASUS Bamboo Collection U43SD notebook for its contribution to environmental protection and the advancement of stylish portable computing. By applying bamboo, a rapidly replenished resource whose production has little ecological impact, the U43SD offers a natural and more personal computing experience. Bamboo not only reduces the amount of plastic used in manufacturing by 15%, it also matures and changes its appearance over time to create a unique look for every notebook. The U43SD includes powerful second generation Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce graphics for better performance in every task. It ships in packaging that uses recyclable bamboo pulp and non-woven cloth, which previously won the iF Communication Design Award in 2010. The result is in an eco-friendly product that delivers the very latest mobile technology.
WAVI: Best Choice Communication Award
ASUS’ new Wireless Audio Video Interaction technology — WAVI, for short — introduces remote HD media streaming for home PCs. It uses two wirelessly connected devices that can be placed up to 25m apart to stream content from a PC placed in one room to an HDTV in another. The simple setup, minimal space and power requirements, and robust signal transduction technology that eliminates interference and other issues usually associated with wireless products are reasons why ASUS WAVI has been recognized by the Computex Best Choice panel as a tool with significant potential for redefining content consumption and PC-based communication.
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